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Install CAI #160582 Apr 20, 11:03pm Apr 20, 11:03pm
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Install CAI
So I'm planning on maybe getting CAI but first of all, which one do I get, which company. Then, how hard is it to install it yourself, or would it be best to have a proffecional do it, and lastly how hard is it to install the bypass valve to prevent hydrolocking? well thanks.

Re: Install CAI [Re: vadim] #160583 Apr 20, 11:14pm Apr 20, 11:14pm
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depends...i think AEM gives you more power at lower rmp...Injen is more at higher rpms... installing isnt hard at all, it took me about 2 hours to do that... but prolly 1.2 hours was taking the bumper off and putting it back up...
i dont know anything about bypass valve... srry

for some reason i have a feeling that ty russkii? grin

Re: Install CAI [Re: Sparty] #160584 Apr 20, 11:35pm Apr 20, 11:35pm
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Installing the Cold Air Intake isn't hard but it would be better in you have some knowlege about your engine.. Hum and the bypass valves will decrease your hp.. I have an Injen RD Cold Ain Intake with no bypass valves and nothing bad has happen to me.. hydrolock occours when the filter is sumarge under water.. A rainy day will not cause hydrolock!! wave

Re: Install CAI [Re: Chico] #160585 Apr 20, 11:38pm Apr 20, 11:38pm
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Go with K&N thumbsup

Re: Install CAI [Re: 5280vvti] #160586 Apr 21, 12:31am Apr 21, 12:31am
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AEM for Low End/Low RPM thumbsup

Re: Install CAI [Re: Virgilson] #160587 Apr 21, 12:54am Apr 21, 12:54am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
AEM for Low End/Low RPM thumbsup


my future mod when i get more cash thumbsup


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Re: Install CAI [Re: Erick] #160588 Apr 21, 6:10am Apr 21, 6:10am
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I am over here in DC and I wanna get a CAI, but some people suggested if I do get a splash guard OR bypass...I am not sure what to do and am tryin' to get as many opinions as possible...some even mentioned getting a Short Ram instead...
help a girl out please happywink

Re: Install CAI [Re: babec22] #160589 Apr 21, 6:26am Apr 21, 6:26am
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I've got at GT and from what I've gathered, an AEM would be better for my engine, but will it really make that much of a difference? I mean is it worth the $200-$250?


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Re: Install CAI [Re: GreyStreet] #160590 Apr 21, 6:31am Apr 21, 6:31am
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ofcourse it'll make a difference, but don't expect it to feel like you have a Turbo/sc in your car.

what I've read, a bypass doesn't do anything on our cars, so it's not worth getting. A splash guard will just help keep water from getting into your filter. Aslong as you don't submerge the filter under water, you won't get hydrolock.

Re: Install CAI [Re: v3n0m] #160591 Apr 21, 11:01am Apr 21, 11:01am
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I got an Injen CAI, but Im waiting for it to get here. I'll let you know what I think of it once I get it.

Re: Install CAI [Re: GTSVST] #160592 Apr 21, 2:57pm Apr 21, 2:57pm
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am i correct though in saying that AEM is better than Injen for a gt? considering getting one


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Re: Install CAI [Re: GreyStreet] #160593 May 6, 10:19pm May 6, 10:19pm
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I got the Injen Intake and I love it! It sounds so sweet and you can feel the difference. It took a friend and I about 3 hours total to install it-it wasnt too bad. its worth it tho. thumbsup

Re: Install CAI [Re: Chico] #160594 May 6, 10:22pm May 6, 10:22pm
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Originally Posted by Chico
Installing the Cold Air Intake isn't hard but it would be better in you have some knowlege about your engine.. Hum and the bypass valves will decrease your hp.. I have an Injen RD Cold Ain Intake with no bypass valves and nothing bad has happen to me.. hydrolock occours when the filter is sumarge under water.. A rainy day will not cause hydrolock!! wave

Its not that it loses hp, its just that it does not work in the celica.

Re: Install CAI [Re: LostAngel] #160595 May 6, 10:45pm May 6, 10:45pm
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Between 1-10 id give it a 3, and removing the bumper isnt required


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Re: Install CAI [Re: JBing] #160596 May 6, 11:15pm May 6, 11:15pm
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I always thought you had to take off the bumper.. hmm interesting..


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Re: Install CAI [Re: Erick] #160597 May 9, 4:36pm May 9, 4:36pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
I always thought you had to take off the bumper.. hmm interesting..

I had to do it. I guess you could do it if you cut out the wheel well from underneath your car. confused

Re: Install CAI [Re: JBing] #160598 May 9, 4:38pm May 9, 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by JBing
Between 1-10 id give it a 3, and removing the bumper isnt required


really? how did you do it then?

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